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Hi I'm Carolyn

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a senior person, and surprised that the years have sped by....I have taught elementary school for many years and managed two travel agencies. I was 16 years on our Elementary School Board...and enjoyed every bit of it. I have been an avid genealogy searcher for many years and thrilled that so much is now available on the internet. I Love to travel and we have visited Europe twice, went to Egypt after our senior mission in Vladivostok Russia. We came home via Egypt, stopping to see our youngest son who was teaching International School in Cairo. We also visited Australia and NZ and Fiji. We had 7 children, 22 grandchildren and 9 great grandkids. Egads, the time has flown by. I love to read....sci/fi my first choice for fun reading. I enjoy all things political and am a precinct committeeman. There are just not enough hours to do all the things I want to do.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Catholic and attended Catholic Elementary school at St. Joseph's in Berkeley CA from 4th grade through 8th. It was a great school and I had music lessons there too. I first heard about the Mormon church when I was in the 4th grade, living with my grandmother. Mormons moved in next door, and I played with their children my age. Kids being Kids, we talked about our churches. When I described my church it was full of Saints statues and candles etc. When my Mormon friend described where they went to church I felt very sorry for them.....no statues or pictures or stained glass or candles. I was however fasinated by the story of the Book of Mormon that an angel gave to them. I wanted to see it and read it. My grandmother was not interested, but I didn't care, I still wanted to see it. They moved away and I didn't have more thoughts about this book until.....many years later I married a young man who was LDS. I began to study the "Marvelous Work and Wonder" and other books. My understandings of the things that I already knew from my Catholic teachings broadened and the Plan of Salvation made wonderful and complete sense. I finally got to read the Book of Mormon. I am grateful for my Catholic background and that the Church survived during the dark ages so that we could have the scriptures that were needed for the restoration of the gospel. I am also grateful for those early church records that we need for family searching today. I am a Mormon because I know the full gospel of Jesus and Heavenly Father is on the earth today.

How I live my faith

I have held many 'jobs' in the church and loved every one of them. I worked in the Primary when my children were small, when they were teens I worked in that organization. I have taught in the Relief society(women's organization) throughout. I have taught Gospel doctrine in Sunday School. I love the scriptures. I have worked in the Las Vegas Temple for nearly 8 years and then after our mission, we moved to the Phoenix AZ area and worked in the Mesa Temple for over 6 years. The Temple is truly a House of God. As a Convert, I can tell you that the gospel is as broad as you want it to be. And to help you to keep learning each day, Heavenly Father has prepared a society, the Church, to help us all to be better people and to serve in many ways. No matter your age, there is something to do and be actively engaged. I like the fact that at each of my "ages", I have great memories of events at church that have touched my life, my family and my testimony. It is fun to even feed the missionaries of this area now and then.